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Accurate Numerical Solutions for Elastic-Plastic Models

Description: The accuracy of two integration algorithms is studied for the common engineering condition of a von Mises, isotropic hardening model under plane stress. Errors in stress predictions for given total strain increments are expressed with contour plots of two parameters: an angle in the pi plane and the difference between the exact and computed yield-surface radii.
Date: March 1980
Creator: Schreyer, H. L.; Kulak, R. F. & Kramer, J. M.

Advanced Fuel Cell Development Progress Report: April-June 1980

Description: Quarterly report discussing fuel cell research and development work at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). This report describes efforts directed toward understanding and improving components of molten carbonate fuel cells and have included operation of a 10-cm square cell.
Date: November 1980
Creator: Pierce, R. D.; Arons, R. M.; Dusek, J. T.; Fraioli, A. V.; Kucera, G. H.; Poeppel, R. B. et al.

Advanced Fuel Cell Development Progress Report: January-March 1980

Description: Quarterly report discussing fuel cell research and development work at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). This report describes efforts directed toward understanding and improving components of molten carbonate fuel cells and have included operation of 10-cm square cells.
Date: September 1980
Creator: Pierce, R. D.; Arons, R. M.; Fraioli, A. V.; Kucera, G. H.; Poeppel, R. B.; Sim, J. W. et al.

Advanced Fuel Cell Development Progress Report: July-September 1979

Description: Quarterly report discussing fuel cell research and development work at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). This report describes efforts directed toward understanding and improving components of the molten carbonate fuel cells operated at temperatures near 925 K.
Date: February 1980
Creator: Pierce, R. D.; Kinoshita, K.; Kucera, G. H.; Poeppel, R. B.; Sim, J. W. & Singh, R. N.

Advanced Fuel Cell Development Progress Report: October-December 1979

Description: Quarterly report discussing fuel cell research and development work at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). This report describes efforts directed toward understanding and improving components of molten carbonate fuel cells and have included operation of 10-cm square cells.
Date: May 1980
Creator: Pierce, R. D.; Kucera, G. H.; Kupperman, D. S.; Poeppel, R. B.; Sim, J. W.; Singh, R. N. et al.

Analysis of an Internally Pressurized Prismatic Cell Can

Description: This report contains an elastic stress and displacement analysis of a prismatic cell can subjected to internal pressure. A computer program was written to perform the analysis. The results show that, for the geometry chosen, the thicknesses of the cell-can walls and the magnitude of the internal pressure are the most important parameters that determine the stresses and deformations of the cell can. Recommendations for future studies are included.
Date: April 1980
Creator: Majumdar, S.

Application of International Safeguards to Fast Critical Assembly Facilities. FY 1980 Summary Report

Description: Nuclear materials inventory-verification techniques for large split-table fast critical assemblies are being studied in this program. Emphasis has been given to techniques that minimize fuel handling in order to reduce facility downtime and radiation exposure to the inventory team. The techniques studied include drawer seals, autoradiography, and spectral index measurements. Two-drawer sealing techniques have been studied, and the relative strengths and weaknesses are pointed out. The rod-type locking mechanism would not disrupt the reactor cooling air flow or interfere with autoradiography but is more expensive to implement. Passive autoradiography was used in a ZPPR inventory to verify to a 93% confidence level that less than 8-kg plutonium was missing. The inventory was completed in four days by a five-member team with radiation exposures well within acceptable limits. Two autoradiographic film packages were developed to distinguish HEU from a DU matrix. The 30-mil pack requires an exposure between 4 and 16 hours and fits into most of the drawers. The 40-mil pack requires only a two-hour exposure but fits into less than half the drawers.
Date: December 1980
Creator: Argonne National Laboratory

Applied Mathematical Sciences Research at Argonne, October 1, 1978-March 31, 1980

Description: This report reviews the research activities of the Applied Mathematical Sciences Section for the period October 1, 1978, through March 31, 1980. The body of the report discusses various projects carried out in four major areas of research: applied analysis, computational mathematics, software engineering, and software clinics. Information on section staff, visitors, workshops, and seminars is found in the appendices.
Date: 1980?
Creator: Pieper, Gail W.

Argonne Solar Energy Program Annual Report: 1979

Description: This report describes the R&D work done at Argonne National Laboratory on solar energy technologies during the period October 1, 1978, to September 30, 1979. Technical areas included in the ANL solar program are solar energy collection, heating and cooling, thermal energy storage, ocean thermal energy conversion, photovoltaics, biomass conversion, satellite power systems, and solar liquid-metal MHD power systems.
Date: June 1980
Creator: Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne Solar Energy Program Annual Report: 1979

Description: This report describes the R&D work done at Argonne National Laboratory on solar energy technologies during the period October 1, 1978, to September 30, 1979. Technical areas included in the ANL solar program are solar energy collection, heating and cooling, thermal energy storage, ocean thermal energy conversion, photovoltaics, biomass conversion, satellite power systems, and solar liquid-metal MHD power systems.
Date: June 1980
Creator: Argonne National Laboratory

Automatic Transformations in the Inference Process

Description: A technique for incorporating automatic transformations into processes such as the application of inference rules, subsumption, and demodulation provides a mechanism for improving search strategies for theorem proving problems arising from the field of program verification. The incorporation of automatic transformations into the inference process can alter the search space for a given problem, and is particularly useful for problems having broad rather than deep proofs. The technique can also be used to permit the generation of inferences that might otherwise be blocked and to build some commutativity or associativity into the unification process. Appropriate choice of transformations, and new literal clashing and unification algorithms for applying them, showed significant improvement on several real problems according to several distinct criteria.
Date: July 1980
Creator: Veroff, Robert L.

Bangor, Maine

Description: Map showing biological resources (aquatic organisms, terrestrial organisms, land use, etc.) in the Bangor region of the Atlantic coast area. Scale 1:250,000.
Date: 1980
Creator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Bath, Maine

Description: Map showing biological resources (aquatic organisms, terrestrial organisms, land use, etc.) in the Bath region of the Atlantic coast area. Scale 1:250,000.
Date: 1980
Creator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Beaufort, North Carolina

Description: Map showing biological resources (aquatic organisms, terrestrial organisms, land use, etc.) in the Beaufort region of the Atlantic coast area. Scale 1:250,000.
Date: 1980
Creator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Branching Fraction in the Radioactive Decay of ⁸⁵mKr

Description: The branching fraction in the decay of the fission product ⁸⁵m-krypton⁸⁵m to the ground state ⁸⁵krypton (10.75 y) was measured relative to the total decay to both ⁸⁵krypton and ⁸⁵Rb. Samples of uranium-235 were highly irradiated in a high-flux reactor and dissolved. ⁸⁵Rb was measured by isotope-dilution mass spectrometry, and the ⁸⁵krypton was counted in GM tubes the counting efficiencies of which were calibrated with a standardized ⁸⁵krypton gas of known disintegration rate. The branching fraction measured with both a low-burnup sample and a high-burnup sample was 0.2160 +/- 0.0019, the largest error arising from the uncertainty in the caibration of the standardized gas.
Date: February 1980
Creator: Jaffey, A. H.; Steinberg, E. P.; Gindler, J. E.; Gray, J.; Horwitz, E. P.; Hughes, J. P. et al.

Brunswick, Georgia

Description: Map showing biological resources (aquatic organisms, terrestrial organisms, land use, etc.) in the Brunswick region of the Atlantic coast area. Scale 1:250,000.
Date: 1980
Creator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Chemical Engineering Division Research Highlights 1979

Description: Report of activities of Argonne Chemical Engineering Division, including advanced battery project, electro-chemical project management, advanced fuel cell development, utilization of coal, magnetohydrodynamics heat and seed recovery technology, solar energy, fast reactor chemistry research, nuclear fuel cycle studies, magnetic fusion energy research, and basic energy science.
Date: June 1980
Creator: Argonne National Laboratory. Chemical Engineering Division.

COMMIX-SA-1: a Three-Dimensional Thermohydrodynamic Computer Program for Solar Applications

Description: COMMIX-SA-1 is a three-dimensional, transient, single-phase, compressible-flow, component computer program for thermohydrodynamic analysis. It was developed for solar applications in general, and for analysis of thermocline storage tanks in particular. The conservation equations (in cylindrical coordinates) for mass, momentum, and energy are solved as an initial-boundary-value problem. The detailed numerical-solution procedure based on a modified ICE (Implicit Continuous-Fluid Eulerian) technique is described. A method for treating the singularity problem arising at the origin of a cylindrical-coordinate system is presented. In addition, the thermal interactions between fluid and structures (tank walls, baffles, etc.) are explicitly accounted for. Finally, the COMMIX-SA-1 code structure is delineated, and an input description and sample problems are presented.
Date: November 1980
Creator: Sha, W. T.; Lin, E. I. H.; Schmitt, R. C.; Liu, K. V.; Hull, J. R.; Oras, J. J. et al.

Conceptual Design of Electrical Balance of Plant for Advanced Battery Energy Storage Facility. Annual Report March 1979

Description: Large-scale efforts are in progress to develop advanced batteries for utility energy storage systems. Realization of the full benefits available from those systems requires development, not only of the batteries themselves, but also the ac/dc power converter, the bulk power interconnecting equipment, and the peripheral electric balance of plant equipment that integrate the battery/converter into a properly controlled and protected energy system. This study addresses these overall system aspects; although tailored to a 20-MW, 100-MWh lithium/sulfide battery system, the technology and concepts are applicable to any battery energy storage system.
Date: January 1980
Creator: King, Joseph M.; Vivirito, Joseph R. & Kornbrust, Frederick J.